ERIC Number: ED411685
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Children To Read in the Second Language. Monographs on Bilingualism No. 1.
The guide offers practical ideas to bilingual parents wishing to teach and encourage English-language reading while their children are attending Japanese-medium primary schools in Japan. Parents are encouraged to analyze their home language environment, including both spoken and written English use. The author provides anecdotal accounts of his own family language practices and techniques used to alter them. Issues in selecting methods and materials for teaching English reading are discussed, and a number of sources for appropriate reading materials and parent materials are offered. Techniques and advantages of the whole language approach to language learning are examined. The method used by the author and his wife to teach their 8-year-old daughter to read in English is then described. Techniques used included regular family and individual reading activities and writing projects. Contains 39 references. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Cultural Context, Educational Strategies, English, Family Environment, FLES, Foreign Countries, Home Study, Instructional Materials, Native Language Instruction, Parent Influence, Parent Role, Primary Education, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Time Factors (Learning), Whole Language Approach
Department of General Education, Osaka Institute of Technology, Omiya 5-16-1, Asahi-ku, Osaka 535, Japan (300 yen).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Japan Association of Language Teachers, Okinawa.
Identifiers - Location: Japan